Published On: Mon, Apr 2nd, 2018

Things To Consider While Buying A Copier For Your Office

When we buy a new phone, a lot of research goes into it and it isn’t as difficult to understand what we want. However, most people wouldn’t know a lot about copiers or how they work. This generally pushes people to buying what they don’t actually need. It is not very difficult to understand what kind of copier you need.

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Here’s a list of some things that you should consider when you buy a copier.

Know your purpose

Every household, office, and business has its own needs when it comes to a copier. The very basic function of a copier is obviously getting you copies and printing stuff. However, different models have different things to offer. And you should know if you are investing in the right one. Some people look for a copier than can scan documents as well. Other questions you can ask are- whether you need a black and white copier, or colored, and do you need to fax as well. And most importantly, how frequently you use your copier is also an important factor to consider. Answer all such questions and this will help you buy a copier with features that go well with your needs.


When there are a lot of people using one copier, it has to be extremely user friendly. Since there’s a lot that goes on in an office already, you can’t expect to sit each employee down every time to explain how to use the copier. Select a copier that requires least amount of explanation as to how to use it. Also, find one that offers technical support from the manufacturer’s side.

See if it offers support

It is very important that the copier dealership is quick to reach out to and get a response. When your printer encounters any problem, a good support can help you take care of it and make it work efficiently. This is why take your time to do proper research and finding out about the reputation of the dealer.


Printers can be difficult to install. This is why you should find out if the copier you are buying comes with installation tutorials and wizard or not. Also, some of dealerships provide free installation services as well. So, it is a better deal to ask before buying if the seller provides free installation services.

Operation costs

It is really important to know that once you buy a copier, there are other constant costs involved. Find out what can be a recurring problem in a specific copier that you plan to buy and what the repairing costs would be. Also, certain copiers come with troubleshooting for software related troubles. This doesn’t require you to wait for the technician.


Going through reviews coming from experts and other companies that have been using the copier would help you find out a lot. Word of mouth can also help you find good office copier suppliers, the ones that have a good reputation. Some of the sources for reliable reviews are LinkedIn and Google. You can also go through comparisons between two or three copiers that you have shortlisted.

Author: Shacks J

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